Mr. Van Zyl de Villiers, President of the WCI, and the secretariat held a lunch meeting with Ms. Meera Venkatesh, Director of the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences in the Department of Nuclear Applications, IAEA, on September 11 in Vienna to discuss possible areas of collaboration between the two organiztions. The WCI described their projects, technical needs that might be fulfilled through collaboration. Various areas of mutual interest were identified where joint efforts would promote safe and environmentally sound isotope technologies all over the world. These include joint publications, exchange of information/resources/experts, and training programs.
The meeting concluded with a discussion of a potential Practical Arrangement between the WCI and IAEA. Specific areas of collaboration will be determined soon.